Are partner Pokemon a thing again?
Given that a lot of people especially me were hoping for DP remakes, this is a huge kick to the shins. SM was the worst main series game we've had in a long time. I seriously cant imagine playing through it again. The story was short, Z moves were a bust, almost no post game, and the handholding made me want to break my DS
Given that a lot of people especially me were hoping for DP remakes, this is a huge kick to the shins. SM was the worst main series game we've had in a long time. I seriously cant imagine playing through it again. The story was short, Z moves were a bust, almost no post game, and the handholding made me want to break my DS. I didnt think XY could have gotten moved from the bottom spot of my list of games, but somehow they did it. Atleast XY had the trainers resort or whatever it was called. The region was also super pretty, and the story wasnt awful. I felt like XY mashed in a bunch of things from previous generations and it worked. I honestly wish we had gotten a sequel to XY to go further in the region, as well as learn more about Mega Evolution and what the Anistar city Crystal had to do with it. They could have included some subtle hints to a gen 3 remake by adding a moon mission where you fight mega rayquaza or something idk. SM was the last game that needed a sequel or alternate story or whatever. Some people argue that Necrozemas story didnt go anywhere, well Zygardes didnt either, and for that same reason XY should have gotten a sequel too. The only reason id buy one of these games is if the story was a sequel, but if its just slightly different I may have to skip buying a main series game for the first time in 13 years. I didnt like BW, but BW2 made the difference and gave me a fun story. ORAS was remake of my favourite gen tied with gen 4. XY was a new game and it seemed pretty interesting. SM followed the same the only difference to me is that XY gets slack cut because it was the first game on the 3DS, and they probably didnt want to push the limits on the 3DS. I even look at ORAS as the better game, even though it was missing a lot of key RSE features (battle frontier), it tested the graphics to the max with Latias/Latios soaring. I cant believe thats something we didnt get in SM. SM changed too much of the pokemon formula and that worked for sales as it built hype, but it just did not deliver in gameplay. I just cant see why they would focus on another game of the already worst selling (not by a lot though) game in the series (not including third versions). The numbers show (even BW2) that the follow up games always do about 50% worse sales wise. If this was a money making idea, it sure wont workout. DP was already the third best selling game in the franchise, huge missed opportunity to make some big sales.
Overall, apart from Pokken DX which im very excited for as I havent played the original, this years main series pokemon game will more than likely be a bust, and will almost surely not get a sale from me.
Given that a lot of people especially me were hoping for DP remakes, this is a huge kick to the shins.
Did you read the rest of my comment?
I mention how it could be like 1st gen and 2nd gen. where they could trade back and forth but 2nd gen could only use pokemon available in 1st gen.
finish reading the post first before you comment.
Sinnoh is my favourite region hands down, yet I'm sooo glad this wasn't "DP-remakes".
Considering how Gamefreak handled "remakes" till now, I can already see all the little details that would bother me...
-the changes to the region itself would have been minimal (same grid-based layouts)
-the plot would be unchanged, most additions from Platinum completely ignored. Oh, but the game pretending like mega evolutions were always a thing and having you use them by the time you reach the 4th gym.
-the same damn trainers standing in the same damn places... perhaps gym leaders having less pokemon or have them lower levels
-focus on Dialga/Palkia with some new glorified form but hardly affecting the story.
-Giratina and Distortion world summed up into some "Platinum-episode"
-possibly the whole postgame area to the north being replaced by just an island with a Battle Tower lol
-features like the underground making a return, but minimally changed or improved
Not to mention the short development time with this release-schedule (while totally appropriate for follow-up games)
I would prefer if, when we do re-visit Sinnoh, we don't do it with a remake, but as a sequel at the very least, which I doubt would have been the case if they would have done it right now.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and were fan-favourite hits on the Game Boy Advance system. The new titles promise to take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world.
@His Goominess You should never read too much into statements like that. They're PR, they're made to make the games sound more exciting than they actually are to get you to buy them. Look at what they said about ORAS when that was announced:
And that basically just translated into Ruby and Sapphire + Megas + Delta Episode. And IDK if you remember this, but there was a lot of confusion surrounding that statement which led people to believe it would be a BW2 style sequel and not a remake. So the moral of the story is try not to overanalyze PR or you'll just end up disappointing yourself when the actual game doesn't live up to that statement.
As far as this game goes, it could be something new, but it could just as easily be a typical third version. "Alternative storyline" can easily just mean a slightly different ending, and "new Pokemon" is thrown around a lot and usually just refers to new forms (BW2 and ORAS have also used the phrase "new Pokemon" and they were just referring to new forms and Megas). So that entire statement could be interpreted as generic third version stuff, who knows. Personally, I would keep your expectations low. As I mentioned earlier, Alola doesn't have as much to build on as say, Unova did, and they've only been working on this game for 1 year after SM. They probably didn't change a whole lot in this game.
What if instead of a fusion this is all Necrozma creating an illusion of sorts to gain the power of the two stronger legends. Necrozma is based off prisms which can be used to create holograms. D/P came out in '08 and Nintendo like to use anniversaries to launch stuff. Plus gen 4 is the only gen that cannot connect to bank